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It's officially the holiday season, time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few more inches on our waistlines. In this segment, we'll take a look at how mood, memories and even smell influence what we put on our plates--and into our mouths.
Robert Sabin grew a 1000-pound pumpkin in his Long Island backyard.
A look at the psychology of taste and smell - and why it can make those holiday smells so evocative.
New pictures show what happens in the brain when you pass up the pie, but later eat the pudding.
In new research, people who imagined the details of eating bite after bite of a tempting food before eating consumed significantly less of the delicacy.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.